Matthew Pywell

“We didn’t recognise any pressure, we just went into it having fun”: Doves on their triumphant return

With new album The Universal Want demonstrating that the Manchester three-piece are revitalised after 11 years on hiatus, we caught up with guitarist Jez Williams to talk 335s, recording with Dictaphones and making noises like jet engines.

“It feels like I’m reacting to stuff that happened years ago”: Christian Lee Hutson on the long gestation of his Phoebe Bridgers-produced album

The singer-songwriter on his debut, how house fires make acoustic guitars sound better, and why having his “co-dependent” writing partner in the producer’s chair helped him realise his vision at long last.